Journal of John Orsmond, Taiarapu, Tahiti 1832 - 1833

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Journal of John Orsmond, March 1832 - February 1833, describing his new station at Taiarabu, his missionary activities and various discussions amongst the missionaries relating to the Quarterly Meetings. He also mentions the publication of Mr Beechey's account of his visit to Tahiti, and the visit of the American missionaries Messrs Whitney, Tinker and Abercrombie. Also records the events leading up to a war at Tahiti which forced him to evacuate his station. A number of letters are also included with the journal: David Darling to JMO, 23 Jul 1832; Elijah Armitage to JMO, 5 Aug 1832; Elijah Armitage to JMO. 10 Oct 1832; Charles Barff to JMO, 22 Oct 1832; David Darling to John Davies (forwarded to JMO) 7 Dec 1832; and note fom JMO to Society Treasurer Mr A Hankey, 12 Jan 1833.

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CWM South Seas Journals FBN 35

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